This one bowl vanilla sheet cake with strawberries is simple and delicious. Can be made dairy-free and vegan friendly and includes a gluten-free option as well!
It’s my birthday month! Yeah, that exclamation mark is totally sarcastic. I’m not one of those people who love birthdays. Don’t get me wrong, I love other people’s birthdays, I just don’t love the idea of turning a year older. And why does it have to happen every. single. year? Ugh. 😩
Nonetheless, my sweet family goes out of their way to make my day special. My daughter has already wished me a happy birthday and it’s not for another 24 days! They’re seriously the best.
Before we moved away from all of our family, my mom would make this vanilla layer cake with whipped cream and fresh strawberries for my birthday each year. We called it “strawberry shortcake” and it was my favorite.
I miss having my mom around to cook and bake for me 🙁 There’s just something special about mom’s cooking.
My birthday will happen whether I like it or not, so I usually just embrace it and use it as an excuse to eat all the cake I want. 😆 I have several pounds of strawberries in the house right now, so I decided to make a version of my mom’s cake, but a much
lazier easier version. The cake batter is quickly made in one bowl, and instead of layers, I made a sheet cake, which can be served right out of the pan. I know, I just saved you an extra load of dishes to wash. You’re welcome. 😉
This cake is adapted from my Vegan Vanilla Cake recipe, which also includes a gluten-free variation. I topped it with a dairy-free whipped cream cheese frosting and fresh strawberries. It’s so simple, delicious, and great for a crowd!
I know this is definitely one of those desserts we’ll be making A LOT this summer for BBQs, get togethers, birthdays, and just because I like this cake! Enjoy!Print
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